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Is This The Magic School Bus?

Redusernab May 11, 2012 All Things Hoon 10 Comments

There aren’t that many Craigslist ads that I just laugh out loud at… well . Here’s a 1966 Ford Econoline that is so sketchy, even nerdy Arnold wouldn’t ride in it.

Creepy paint job to scare neighborhood children, check. Manual three-speed on the tree, check. Nearly 2,000 8-track tapes for you to jam out with, check. For $1,500 and a road trip to Muskego, Wisconsin, you’ll be able to get your hands on this classic yet trippy van. Speaking of trippy, the interior is a hippie’s paradise apart from the spare tires (win!) and what looks like an old man’s walker….? Heck, throw a speaker on it, play some creepy ice cream truck music, and see how long it takes you to get arrested. To include even more cliche The Magic School Bus references with this Craigslist post… Mrs. Frizzle would always passionately say with a smile on her face, “Take Chances, Make Mistakes, Get Messy!”

*Photos and information taken from the following Craigslist post: 


    Don"t know much about the Magic School Bus, but for 1500.00 I'd get this and drive it just like this. Of course, it would cost me another 1K to have it shipped.

  • Van_Sarockin

    Besides being too pricey and too far away, I'd be all over this, like syrup on a waffle. Idiot paint job can be fixed with a can of paint and an afternoon, and away you go.

    • BlackIce_GTS

      By "fixed" you mean add this;

      • Van_Sarockin

        That's a very good start. But it needs more mescaline.

      • OA5599

        I think Kurt Cobain drew the Yellow Submarine and Dark Side prism.

        <img src="; width=500>

    • Van_Sarockin

      I always wanted a long body Falcon…
      [advance birthday notice]

  • lilpoindexter

    It's missing something on the side…

    • HTWHLS

      that's wrong…

  • craigsu

    If it weren't a Ford and in Muskego I'd think Murilee had completed his van project and was looking to sell it.

  • I like it. Reminds me of the stuff people used to (still do) drive back home.

    Crazy hippies.